Scott to be named new Cat coach: reports
Chris Scott will be announced as Geelong’s new coach on Monday morning, according to reports.
Scott is believed to have won the race to replace Mark Thompson ahead of Geelong assistant Brenton Sanderson and Gold Coast assistant and former Cat Ken Hinkley.
Scott, 34, has been an assistant coach at Fremantle since 2008.
His twin brother Brad this year coached North Melbourne to ninth position in his first season at the helm at Arden Street.
Chris’s appointment to Geelong would mark the first time in VFL/AFL history that twins have coached against each other.
Scott played 215 games with the Brisbane Lions and was a key figure in the side’s three consecutive flags from 2001-03, although he missed the 2003 grand final because of injury.
Lions veteran Simon Black, who played with both brothers, told The Age the pair had been “very determined when they jumped into coaching ranks.”
“From day dot, they were very impressive,” Black said on Sunday.
A committee including football manager Neil Balme and chief executive Brian Cook has conducted the process to find Geelong’s next senior coach after Thompson resigned earlier this month.
Thompson cited burnout as the reason for his departure after 11 seasons coaching the Cats.
He has been widely linked with a position at Essendon after taking Geelong to three grand finals for a return of two premierships.